Gary Gibson has done an official reveal for his forthcoming novel, Marauder. The stunning cover caught my eye quite a while back, but I wanted to wait till an actual reveal was done before posting it here.
Release date - 12 September 2013
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Megan has a mission. But must she sacrifice herself to save a world?
Pilot Megan Jacinth has three goals, and they all seem unattainable. She must find her friend Bash, who she’d left for dead to save her own life. Then she needs Bash’s unique skill-set to locate an ancient space-faring entity. Lastly she must use this Wanderer’s knowledge to save human-occupied worlds from an alien incursion.
The odds seem impossible, but the threat is terrifyingly real. Megan finds Bash, but the person she’d known and loved is a husk of his former self. Bash is also held captive by her greatest enemy: Gregor Tarrant. Tarrant wants the Wanderer too, even more than he wants her life, with motives less pure than her own. And he’s close to finding Megan’s most closely-guarded secret.
A race across space to reach the Wanderer seems Megan’s best option. But this entity is also known as the Marauder, and is far from benign. The price for its secrets may be just too high. Megan should know, as she still bears the scars from their last encounter…
Although it is set in the same universe as the Shoal trilogy (consisting of Stealing Light, Nova War and Empire of Light) it seems that this is a stand-alone novel that can be enjoyed on its own.